Compare 2021 Acura TLX vs 2021 BMW 5-Series

2021 Acura TLX
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FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TLX FWD 22 31 $36,554 $37,500
TLX FWD w/A-Spec Package 22 30 $42,018 $44,250
TLX FWD w/Advance Package 22 31 $43,865 $46,300
TLX FWD w/Technology Package 22 31 $39,497 $41,500
TLX SH-AWD 21 29 $38,500 $39,500
TLX SH-AWD w/A-Spec Package 21 29 $43,914 $46,250
TLX SH-AWD w/Advance Package 21 29 $45,757 $48,300
TLX SH-AWD w/Technology Package 21 29 $41,397 $43,500
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530e Plug-In Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5 Series 530e Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $53,695 $57,200
5 Series 530e xDrive Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $55,835 $59,500
5 Series 530i Sedan 25 33 $50,905 $54,200
5 Series 530i xDrive Sedan 23 32 $53,045 $56,500
5 Series 540i Sedan 25 32 $55,790 $59,450
5 Series 540i xDrive Sedan 23 31 $57,930 $61,750
5 Series M550i xDrive Sedan 17 25 $71,925 $76,800
M5 Sedan 15 21 $96,755 $103,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,554
$53,695
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,500
$57,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$625 / month
$953 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Acura TLX plants its flag among premium mid-size sedans with a racy design, strong turbocharged engines, and improved dynamics. The 2021 BMW 5-Series pushes all the right buttons for mid-size luxury shoppers. And there are a lot of them.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.4 98.8
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.9 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 38.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 58.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.6 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
113 117.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.2 73.5
Track Width, Front (in)
64 63.1
Length, Overall (in)
194.6 195.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 58.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.5 10
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 12.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.1 39.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50VR18 P245/45HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 258
Front Tire Size
P235/50VR18 P245/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA 258
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3709 4222
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
280 @ 1600 310
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
272 @ 6500 288 @ 3800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 -
Battery Range (mi)
- 21
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 64
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.11
Trans Type
10 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.84
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 3.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.60 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.67
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TLX BMW 5 Series
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 -
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